A latest set of Rio 2016 commemorative coins have been unveiled as part of the celebrations marking one-year-to-go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, while a special set of sporting stamps have also been released.
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An exceptionally rare Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympic Games silver bearer’s torch is expected to make up to £400,000 ($610,000/€537,000) at a sports memorabilia auction in London this month.
A limited edition of special commemorative Three Years to Go (3YTG) lapel pins have been produced by the Gold Coast 2018 to mark the occasion tomorrow.
American ice hockey player Rob McClanahan's jersey from the famous "Miracle on Ice" match during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid has gone up for auction on a Canadian website.
Boxing gloves worn by both Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during the infamous "phantom punch" bout are up for auction in the United States.
A "very scarce" gold medal from the St Moritz 1948 Winter Games is currently featuring in an auction of Olympic memorabilia.
A commemorative stamp celebrating the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has been launched in Nepal by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Kathmandu and the national Postal Service Department of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Education.
A special stamp and pin have been released to commemorate the Principality of Monaco hosting the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session, which is due to start here on Monday (December 8).
A first set of commemorative coins are being released by the Brazilian Central Bank today to mark the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A first edition of six commemorative postage stamps marking the inaugural European Games, due to take place here next year, were launched today.
A jersey worn by a member of the United States' 1980 Olympic "Miracle on Ice" hockey team has sold for $71,700 (£45,800/€57,300) at the Heritage Auctions sports memorabilia sale in Dallas.
The 1966 FIFA World Cup winner's medal won by former England footballer Ray Wilson has sold today during an auction at Sotheby's in London for £136,000 ($215,800/€173,800).
A winner's prize medal from the first Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 has sold at auction for £180,000 ($286,000/€229,500).
The 1966 FIFA World Cup winner's medals won by former England footballers Ray Wilson and Jimmy Greaves have been put up for auction.
The Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is hosting a silent auction of Paralympic memorabilia to raise money for rehabilitation research.